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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2014, 07:34:36 PM »
that's a cool tray, did you make that or buy that? and what's in there? a bunch of lettuces?

Speedling polystyrene trays.  I've used a couple for 4 or so seasons so far and they are holding up fairly well.
http://www.groworganic.com/speedling-transplant-tray-128-cell.html

they float too, which comes in handy sometimes



And yes, 4 favorite lettuces :

 Amish Deer Tongue
 Reine des Glaces
 Forellenschluss
 Bronze Arrowhead

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2014, 04:32:03 AM »
The bushel basket and apple gourds harvested last year are just now becoming dried enough to clean up.  They've been out in the weather all winter, just on boards to keep the bottoms from rotting.  A good soaking (hour or so) in/on water under wet towel preps them for easy cleanup using a copper chore-boy.   Hanging to dry and admire:





Apple gourd half cleaned for comparison





( Someone was not pleased when he discovered these apple gourds in his $7 wading pool so he decided to try and remove them. )


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2014, 10:56:55 AM »
The third from the left looks like a "pear gourd". Silly dog.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2014, 05:19:25 PM »
A giant pear at that.... 

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2014, 05:45:24 AM »
Stuck in the "tween" season right now.   The spring greens are still a couple weeks away and all I have from the winter garden left is some leggy kale and the last of my leeks.  Still makes for a tasty sautee with a couple cloves too many of creole garlic in a pat of butter.


I did find an area in my blueberries  that had some clumps of young dandelion greens; no foot traffic or pet peeing in this area, so they are our raw salad greens for the weekend.  They are fairly sweet and tasty, spicy in wa way that is like a cross between the peppery taste of arugula and fresh watercress.



I had read that some of these will grow back if severed at the top of the fat tap root, so that's what i did.   If I remember to check again (busy with spring garden ramp up, i have an excuse) I'll see if it is true in this case.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2014, 08:06:03 AM »
I had read that some of these will grow back if severed at the top of the fat tap root, so that's what i did.   If I remember to check again (busy with spring garden ramp up, i have an excuse) I'll see if it is true in this case.

That should work.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2014, 04:44:20 AM »
Last winter was so mild that the garlic was stunted- it bulbed out early and was relatively small overall.
This year it looks like things will be much better; most types have big healthy tops on relatively fat "stems" here in mid march.  A good sign.

Inchelium red, a soft neck type, between some over-wintered kale and spinach


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2014, 05:12:18 AM »
Spring Fava bean experiment doing ok (squirrel and cat deterrent temporarily over it)





A grew bottle or birdhouse gourds several years ago and turned a few into birdhouses that I scattered about to see what might take.   A House Wren has found one of those I put up on the porch of the outbuilding



closeup of left one:



These little guys roll low through the garden mostly in the evenings and give it a good working over.  I've seen moths, and caterpillars get snatched from their hiding spots with ease, definitely a nice bird to have hanging out....

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2014, 05:06:47 AM »
This is how I finished the top of my first kiwi arbor - I'll run wire long ways across the top (same direction as the flag string) for vine support.   the two pair of interior "pergola" rafters will serve as support and hopefully won't be much in the way for pruning.


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2014, 06:20:15 AM »
I like it!

What flag is that?

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2014, 06:37:25 PM »
I like it!

What flag is that?

Tibetan prayer flags  -

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2014, 06:42:35 PM »
I am so loving your garden again this year. My garlic is looking pretty good, too. The bulbs from the grocery extras are the winners so far. The garlic I bought at the seed store are puny in comparison.

Spring in our part of the world is a bit discouraging due to all the wind and dust. It's my least favorite time of year in this area. Can't get motivated to spend the necessary amount of time out there digging in the dirt yet... but I will... promise.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2014, 04:43:48 AM »
I am so loving your garden again this year. My garlic is looking pretty good, too. The bulbs from the grocery extras are the winners so far. The garlic I bought at the seed store are puny in comparison.

Spring in our part of the world is a bit discouraging due to all the wind and dust. It's my least favorite time of year in this area. Can't get motivated to spend the necessary amount of time out there digging in the dirt yet... but I will... promise.

Thanks J
I have the garden tour thing coming the first Saturday in May- plenty of motivation for me at this point, rain or shine. Panic has not set in yet but it is approaching.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2014, 09:16:38 PM »
A grew bottle or birdhouse gourds several years ago and turned a few into birdhouses that I scattered about to see what might take.   A House Wren has found one of those I put up on the porch of the outbuilding
These little guys roll low through the garden mostly in the evenings and give it a good working over.  I've seen moths, and caterpillars get snatched from their hiding spots with ease, definitely a nice bird to have hanging out....

Just a little love (and house) and they will do so much for you. I love working with wildlife. I like your gourds. One day I would like to try some.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2014, 07:32:20 PM »


Cedar, let's play "Name that lettuce":


More gourds



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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2014, 07:44:38 PM »
Cedar, let's play "Name that lettuce":


"Forellenschlus" is my #1 guess.
"Freckles" is my #2 guess.
For the speckled ones.

Not sure on the rest of the 'green' ones yet. I am leaning in certain directions on a couple of them however.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2014, 07:49:07 PM »
More gourds


I so want to paint two of your gourds...

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2014, 08:09:19 PM »
I'll send you a couple if you like. Got plenty lol

Correct on first guess.
Other = amish deer tongue with a couple of Reine des Glaces in there too

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2014, 08:13:01 PM »
Other = amish deer tongue with a couple of Reine des Glaces in there too

Mannnnnnnnnnnnnn.. I should have said. Those were two of my other guesses..

#1 guess was "Reine des Glaces" and
#2 was "Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed" for that one.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2014, 08:15:10 PM »
I'll send you a couple if you like. Got plenty lol

Probably too expensive to ship. But thank you. I have 18" above my cupboards that I want to have 'cool stuff' up there and a couple gourds painted as a pear and an apple would be dandy. One day I might grow my own, but in the meantime I will have to admire yours.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2014, 01:28:23 PM »
Sometimes your pictures this time of year are too much to take.  Right now the only thing green in my garden is the strawberries and comfrey that is just starting to wake up.  The buds are starting to show... just in time to get nailed by a nice hard freeze which will inevitably come. ::)

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2014, 06:59:02 PM »
Sometimes your pictures this time of year are too much to take.  Right now the only thing green in my garden is the strawberries and comfrey that is just starting to wake up.  The buds are starting to show... just in time to get nailed by a nice hard freeze which will inevitably come. ::)

Honestly it has just started turning the corner in the last few days- the lettuce in the pic in in the hoophouse and has a jump on the rest of the garden.
That being said, here is some Bronze Arrowhead and Amish Deer Tongue lettuce that's in a regular bed outside of the hoophouse :)


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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #52 on: April 10, 2014, 04:36:30 AM »
The paddies: Watercress and rice seedlings



hoophouse lettuce (taking the poly off in a couple days



first artichoke of 2014



the front 1/3, as clean and tidy as it will ever be



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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2014, 08:54:25 PM »
I am always afraid to look at your thread here.. it always makes me feel months behind. Your garden is wonderful though.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2014, 09:28:29 PM »
Wow, spring has definitely sprung at your place.  I'm still about six or seven weeks away from my last frost date!

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2014, 09:23:41 AM »
It's still cooler here on some nights than it typically is- I put out some basil and a few tomatoes that I'll need to cover mid-week when temps allegedly are dipping int the 30s again.  They'll survive just fine but i'd like to minimize the delay in development those temps might cause. I haven't put any peppers out yet fortunately.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2014, 11:22:35 AM »
It was so warm and wonderful here I jumped the gun.. put out my tomatoes and peppers just in time for that cold front. I've got to start over :(

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2014, 06:28:07 AM »

#2 was "Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed" for that one.

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I'm gonna start planting my garden by name just so I can say things like:

There's a Howling Mob in my yard near  the Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed and Mr. Stripey.

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2014, 07:15:12 PM »
Stupid me I plant some that I can't pronounce lol

First tome ever:
I put some basil and a few tomatoes out saturday a week ago then dug them up and brought them back in for 2 nights.  6 tomatoes and about 2 dozen basils (plus some stevia).

The soil blocks held together really well and it was easy to do by hand, although mrs cohutt did suggest I wasn't too bright for jumping the gun in the first place

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Re: Cohutt 2014
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2014, 07:36:09 PM »
I'm gonna start planting my garden by name just so I can say things like:
There's a Howling Mob in my yard near  the Drunken Woman Frizzy Headed and Mr. Stripey.

Aren't heirlooms just great???  ;D

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